Jackson, MI asked in Landlord - Tenant for Michigan

Q: I need help with my case. I’m being evicted from my home because there’s past due rent unpaid

I moved out from the trailer my mom and I were leasing because she was being mentally abusive towards me. She tried to get me fired from my job, I couldn’t use toilet paper, towels after a shower, laundry soap, she put a lock box on our thermostat, these are all things that led up to me moving out. I didn’t do this because I didn’t want to pay rent, I was scared things were going to keep escalating and was scared for my safety. I need help. The court house would not give me the chance to present my case, it was more about how the money was owed. I don’t know what to do next.

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Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: Are you over 18? Is both you and your mom on the lease? Is the actual owner of the trailer evicting you or is it your mom? Ultimately, it's likely to be just about the money owed as far as the court is concerned. If you are over 18, your mom has no obligation to provide you shelter; you are there as a tenant, with the same rights as any other tenant.

If there is mental, or particularly physical abuse going on, that's a different matter than may require police intervention.

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